Cape Town - Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool will be aiming to
strengthen their grip on top spot in the Premier League standings when
Leicester City visit Anfield on Wednesday evening.
The table-topping Reds currently hold a four-point lead over
second-placed Manchester City, who suffered a 2-1 defeat to Newcastle
United on Tuesday.
A victory against the Foxes could see Liverpool extend the lead at the summit of the Premier League to seven-points.
They can expect a stern test from a Leicester side that
claimed the scalps of Chelsea and Manchester City towards the end of December,
although the Foxes have suffered a slump of late, recording three defeats and
one win in their last four league fixtures.
On the team news front, Klopp has a number of players
returning from injury, including Dejan Lovren (hamstring) and Gini Wijnaldum
Virgil van Dijk missed training on Friday due to illness but
is expected to recover in time to face Leicester.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (knee) and James Milner (suspension)
miss out, while Fabinho is expected to feature despite picking up a minor
hamstring injury in the 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace last time out.
Long-term absentees Joe Gomez, Rhian Brewster and Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain remain on the treatment table.
For Leicester, defender Harry Maguire faces a late fitness
test after sustaining a leg injury against Wolves on 19 January.
Daniel Amartey, meanwhile, remains on the sidelines as he
continues his recovery from a broken ankle.